Programme Planning Ahead

Warning: events, dates, times and starting locations are still subject to change. Events in white lettering have been confirmed. Events in grey are walks, red are admin events, yellow socials and blue trips, all awaiting approval.

Committee Meeting
Meeting
Carolyn Cooper 07495 950551, or Gill
Carolyn secretary: c.cooper47@icloud.com. Venue: The Globe pub, Winfield Street, LU6 ILS. Meeting open to members to attend to observe.
7.30pm
9.15pm
Stoke Hammond to Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
10.00 F77 bus to Stoke Hammond (Dolphin). Walk via Drayton Parslow and Stewkley to Leighton Buzzard for F70/77 bus to Dunstable.
09.50 High St North bus stop
About 12 ml
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Ashridge
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Ashridge visitor centre calling at The Crown, Berkhamsted (Wetherspoons).
09.30 French's Ave
About 12 ml
A visit to Stonehenge.
Part-Half-Day Walk
Don Snoad 01582 601852
This is a slow ramble starting at the little village of Eggington and walking via Clipstone to the narrow gauge railway at Stonehenge Works.  Then onto Old Hockcliffe and back to Eggington.  Bring your own refreshments.!
Meet at French's Avenue at 9.30 am
Return 2.30pm approx
Distance 5 miles.
Redbourne to St Albans
Mike’s Midweek Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Starting  off at The Coffee on the Green Redbourne  , part of the Nicky Line then we follow the Ver river pass Redbournebury Mill to St Albans Verulam Park . Classed a easy walk along country paths may be muddy in places . Refreshments at the start & finish .
9.00 am at West St Bus stop to pick up the 9.05 am No 34 to St Albans .
Return 2-3pm .
Max 5miles.
Boggies AGM at Victoria
Meeting-Social
Carolyn 07495 950551
The Annual General Meeting of the group. Please come along to meet up with your fellow members at this excellent CAMRA recommended pub for a drink and a chat and show your support. It's your chance to make your views known and elect (or volunteer to become) new committee members.
Venue: function room at rear of The Victoria, 69 West St, Dunstable LU6 1ST (near the police station). Please notify Carolyn of proposals, agenda items and committee nominations, before 1 October.  Carolyn Cooper 07495 950551, secretary@dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk    Start at 8pm

AGENDA
1. Welcome.
2 Apologies:
3. Minutes of last meeting
4. Matters arising
5. Chairman’s report
6. Treasurer’s report
7. Membership report
8. Outdoor report
9. Social Report
12. Appointment of Officers
Bulbourne to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.17 61A bus to Bulbourne. Walk via GU Canal, Pitstone Hill and Ivinghoe to Dunstable.
09.10 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 ml
Silsoe Circular
Day Walk
Peter Astier 07547893704
This is a circular walk going via Pulloxhill, Flitwick moor and Flitton before returning to Silsoe.  We will park near the church in Silsoe at the crossroads.
Meet at French's Ave at 9.30 am
Distance 12 miles
Ashridge Early morning walk
Intermediate Walk
Wendy Hopkins 01582 602235 / 07712 336318
We walk to the Brownlow Café in Ashridge, enjoy breakfast/lunch there and are given a lift back to Dunstable. Please bring some food and drink for the walk (it will be about 4.5 hours before we reach the Café).
Wendy already has three offers of cars to bring us back but if anyone else would like to join us for lunch and return to Dunstable with a few weary Bogtrotters, their help would be greatly appreciated.
Meet at Wilko car park.
Start 7am (sunrise 7.21am)
Return about 1.30 pm
Distance approx. 9.5 miles
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
First Aid Training Day
Training Event
Gill 07903 801203
12 members will be doing a first-aid training day event. Details will be sent to participants via email.
8.45am
6pm
Most walk leaders are attending a First Aid course today.  If anyone would like to volunteer to lead a walk please contact Alan or Sue.
Rickmansworth Aquadrome
David 07477004170
In an area new to the leader, the circular walk starts from the car park/cafe at Rickmansworth Aquadrome Local Nature Reserve and takes in Ruislip Lido, a few country parks and a stretch of the River Colne and Grand Union Canal.
09.30 Wilko car park
About 12 ml
Aston Clinton/Wendover Woods
Medium/hard walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Plenty of ups and downs on this walk with some stiles.
Commence Buckland Wharf on the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal, continuing into Wendover then into Wendover Woods.
Refreshments etc available at the new cafe
Return to the starting point via the golf course etc.

61A bus from Dunstable 9.17 a.m.
61A bus from Buckland Wharf 2.25 p.m.
Yum Yum Bus Stop West Street at 9.05 a.m.
Return Dunstable 3.30 p.m.
8/8.5 miles
Wetherspoon Wander
Bring your ideas about where to walk today and discuss them over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two.
09.00 Gary Cooper
About 12 ml
Woburn Circular Walk
Day Walk
Julia Fullwood 07958082009
The walk starts in Woburn free car park and the walk will  include Potsgrove, Milton Bryan and Eversholt before returning to Woburn.
Meet at French's Avenue
at 9.30 am
Return 5pm approx
Distance 10 miles
Ampthill Circular
Half-day walk
Cliff Shaw - 07766 958133
A circular walk from Ampthill along the greensand ridge through Ampthill Park, woodlands of Millbrook common. To village of Millbrook and return.

                      note...clock changed last night
Meet at the Yum Yum / Wilko car park. 9.30 am
Return 2.30 pm approx
Distance 8 miles.
Redbourn
David 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to Redbourn. Walk to Dunstable via Flamstead.
08.55 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 ml
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Autumn in Ashridge
Half-Day Walk
Gill 07903 801203
A 6-mile trail that takes in the best views of autumn trees in Ashridge, covering some of the less well-trodden paths. Includes Lady's Walk, Berkhamsted Common and the Golden Valley. Moderate level. Start and finish at Ashridge visitor's centre. Brownlow cafe/packed lunch stop at the end of the walk. Leavers and remainers both welcome but no squabbling...we may have just left the EU!
9.30am Priory School or start point of the walk at 9.50am
1.30pm/6miles
Woburn
David 07477004170
A circular walk from the car park in Woburn taking in Eversholt, Ridgmont, Husbourne Crawley and paths through the Deer Park and Safari Park.
09.30 French's Ave
About 12 ml
Harpenden to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.15 busway bus to Luton station then 09.40 321 to Harpenden (The George). Walk via Rothamsted Park, Markyate, Kensworth Lynch to Dunstable.
09.05 Church St bus stop (Winston Churchill)
About 12 ml.
Wendover circular
Intermediate Walk
Les 07866858992

Starting at Wendover, we will be  going up Coombe hill, passing  Chequers and returning to Wendover via Ellesborough.

Meet at Priory school 9.30 am
Return 15.30.
Distance 9 miles,
Tring circular
Intermediate Walk
Peter A 07547893704
Peter will notify later the chosen route for this walk using paths in and around Tring.   The walk may either involve Wigginton, cow roost, the viaduct and by chestnut wood  or more likely westwards to Wendover woods via Drayton house or manor or what path leads back to Tring via Hastoe and Tring park.
Meet at 9.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park
Return 4 pm
Distance 8 miles
Markyate circular
Mike’s Midweek walk
Mike 07594 577129
Starting & finishing in Markyate a Circular walk on a variety of paths taking in Aley Green,Caddington,Woodside & Pepperstock with a detour to Harpers for refreshments before heading back to Markyate to pick the bus back to Dunstable . Classed Easy to Medium walk with a couple of hills, note paths can be muddy. Return time depends on time spent in Harpers.
Meet 9.00am West St Bus stop to pick up the 9.05am No 34 to St Albans
Return 2/3 pm
Distance 5 miles
Pitstone
David 07477004170
09.17 61A bus to Pitstone. Walk via GU Canal, Horton, Mentmore, Ledburn, Wing to Leighton Buzzard. F70/77 bus back to Dunstable.
09.10 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 ml
Views of the Ver valley
Half-day walk
Steve/Eila Goss 07964291892
A nice reasonably easy scenic walk from Redbourn which has a pub and cafe for refreshments at the end of the walk.
Priory school 9.30
approx 7 miles
Wendover
David 07477004170
A circular walk from Wendover car park, by the library, passing close to Chequers and taking in Coombe Hill and Whiteleaf Hill along the way.
09.30 Wilko car park
About 11 ml
Wetherspoon Wander
David 07477004170
Have tea/coffee and a chat before crossing the road to the Asda bus stop for the 09.56 E bus to Toddington. Walk from the green via Stanbridge back to Dunstable.
09.15 Gary Cooper.
About 12 ml
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Marston Vale circular
Intermediate walk
Les 07866858992

 Starting at Marston vale, we will be going through Stewartby passing Houghton house and returning to Marston vale via  Ampthill

Meet at Priory school 9.30 am
Return at 15.30
Distance 9 miles.
Hudnell circular
Half-day walk
Sue Jenkins. 07443016095
A circular walk from Hudnell,  going through Nettleden and Ashridge .
Meet at 9.30 am at the Yum Yum
Return about 13.30 approx
Distance 7 miles approx
Bletchley/Milton Keynes
Easy walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Flat walk via the Grand Union Canal and the River Ouzel areas finishing at Caldecote Lake.
Refreshments available at various points during the walk

F70 bus to Bletchley at 9.30 a.m.
Return F70/F77
High Street North (Santander) 9.20 a.m.
Return Dunstable 3/4 p.m.
8.5/9 miles
Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.30 F70 bus to Leighton Buzzard Station. Circular walk taking in Soulbury, Stoke hammond and Rushmere Estate then F70/77 back to Dunstable
09.20 High Street North bus stop (Santander)
About 12 ml
Woolwich to Greenwich- London Thames Path Part 1
Day walk
Olwen 07415334251

We will start the walk from King George V Dockland Light Railway Station and make our way on to the Woolwich Ferry. We will then follow the Thames path to Greenwich Pier. Although today’s walk ends here, if there is interest, through a series of 6 more walks spread through out the year , there will be an opportunity to follow the Thames Path all the way from Woolwich to Hampton Court.
To get to the starting point catch the train that arrives at Blackfriars at 9:43.  The train leaves Leagrave station at 8.55am, Luton Station at 8.59am and Luton Parkway Station at 9.02am.  We will then catch the DLR and disembark at King George V station.  With regards to the route back there will be a variety of choices and people are likely to want to leave Greenwich at different times and routes.  Distance 7 miles approx


Studham
David 07477004170
A circular walk from Studham taking in Gaddesden Row, Briden's Camp, Great Gaddesden.
09.30 Wilko car park
About 12 ml
Flamstead
David 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to Flamstead. Walk to Dunstable via Gaddesden Row, Studham.
08.55 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 ml
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Cliff's 'Mince Pie Ramble'
Half-Day Walk & Social
Cliff - 07766 958133
Cliff is hosting this ramble across the Downs/Whipsnade with a festive lunch buffet at his house afterwards. Meet at Priory School 10.00am to organise lifts (please offer a lift if you can), then walk will start from Cliff's house (46 Tring Road) at around 10.20am. A festive social afterwards with a buffet/drinks (including mulled wine and pies) and log fire. Leave in your own time. It would be helpful if you could inform Cliff by Thurs 5th Dec if you are attending the social (to help with estimating the catering needs).
10.00am at Priory School or 10.15am at Cliff's house.
5 miles/12.30pm
Hitchin Circular
Full-day walk
Peter A 07547893704
The parking at the start of the walk will be at the south end of kingswood avenue, Purwell, east side of Hitchin.
Meet at 9.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park
Return 4 pm
Distance 12 mls
Wednesdays Walkers Non Traditional Christmas Lunch
Mike’s Midweek Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Starting at Coffee on the Green Redbourne. We walk the Nicky Line Back to Harpenden for our Non Tradional Christmas Lunch at Godfrey's. Booking is essential with myself by the 1st December.

Note the return journey will be a bus to the Interchange for a connection to Dunstable.
Meet 10am West St Bus stop to catch the 10.05 toSt Albans
Return late afternoon .
Distance Max 5/6 miles.
Wetherspoon Wander
David 07477004170
Chat over tea/coffee. Then, it's a  wander out to Pepperstock (Harper's) and back.
09.00 Gary Cooper
About 12 ml
Christmas Meal & Party Night
Social
Sheila 07970 328670
sheila.sb80@gmail.com
We are back at the popular carvery restaurant - The Market Cross, Dunstable. There will be a live band this year playing popular hits from the 60's to more present day. Please select your options for 2 or 3 courses and give/send them to Sheila. Cost is £12.00 for 2 courses, or £14.00 for 3 courses. FULL payment must be made in advance before the deadline (as this what the restaurant requires). NO OPTION TO PAY ON THE NIGHT. Cash preferred to Sheila. If you need to make make a bank/cheque payment through Julian, this option is available. Cheques must be made out to: Dunstable Walking & Hostelling Group. Payment deadline: Sun November 24th. Food orders CAN'T be changed on the night so please ensure you're happy with what you've ordered. Here is the menu... - https://www.marketcrosspubdunstable.co.uk/menus/dasher-carvery-2019-festive-fayre-display/ . We look forward to seeing you there!
7.15pm
12pm or in your own time
Aldbury Amble
Half-day walk
Olwen 07415334251

Starting at Tom’s Hill Car park, we will walk by Northchurch Common and down the hill towards Cow Roast. Then along Grand Union Canal to Tring Station and up to Aldbury before returning up hill back to our starting point.

Meet Priory at 10.00 am
Distance miles 6/7 approx Return 2.30/3.00pm approx
Redbourn
David 07477004170
A circular walk from Redbourn taking in Childwick Green, St Albans, Ver Valley Way.
09.30 Wilko car park
About 12 ml
Christmas Wetherspoon Wander
David 07477004170
Meet for tea/coffee in the Gary Cooper before crossing the road to catch the 09.56 E bus to Toddington. Walk via Harlington to Sylvia's to partake of the lunchtime refreshments she has generously offered and to check out this year's decorations. The walk continues past Barton Hills and Galley Hill to Turnpike Drive bus stop, Luton. Then it's buses back to Dunstable.
09.15 in the Gary Cooper
About 11 ml
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Christmas walk from Leighton Buzzard to Dunstable
David 07477004170
Catch 09.44 F70 bus to Leighton Buzzard (Tesco bus stop) from High St North/French's Ave junction. Or if you prefer to catch the bus in town it's 09.30 near Santander. Walk back to Dunstable stopping at two or three hostelries along the way. Feel free to put on your best festive gear and bring mince pies, etc.
09.25 French's Ave bus stop, High St North
About 11 ml
Blows Downs scenic walk finishing at The Swan pub.
Half-day walk
Eila/Steve Goss 07964291892
The last walk before Christmas on Eila's birthday.  Depending on conditions this will be no more than a 7 mile walk but there will be some ups and downs.  We will finish at The Swan pub on High Street South for drinks, or just turn up at about 1.30pm for festive drinks.
9.30 Wilkos carpark
5-7 miles
Visit to Worcester
Trip
Alan 07957438153
alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
Join us for a relaxing holiday after the excitement of Christmas. This year we will be staying in historic Worcester for four nights between Fri 27th to Tue 31st Dec. Please arrange your own accommodation. Seven members will be staying at Wetherspoons (The Crown Hotel). Others are at the Premier Inn.
Please notify me if you are coming and give me the details. There is good walking for us locally and up on the Malvern Hills. There are several interesting places to visit, also many pubs and restaurants. It's likely the parking is limited in Worcester so some of us are traveling by train. A saver ticket with a railcard is £42 return.
Luton Interchange 10 am
Worcester Forest St. 14.24
No walk is currently  planned.  Please check the website.
No walk is currently  planned.  Please check the website.
PREVIEW OF FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Wetherspoon Wander
Bring your ideas about where to walk today and discuss them over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two.
09.00 Gary Cooper
About 12 ml
New Year walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Sue will lead a New Year Walk.  Details in next programme
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Half-day walk
Walk Leader needed.
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